Most Dangerous Game, The (1932)

The Most Dangerous Game is a 1932 adaptation of the 1924 short story of the same name by Richard Connell, the first film version of that story. The plot concerns a big game hunter on an island who chooses to hunt humans for sport. The film stars Joel McCrea, Leslie Banks, and King Kong leads Fay Wray and Robert Armstrong, and was made by a team including Ernest B. Schoedsack and Merian C. Cooper, the co-directors of King Kong (1933).

Because it was so inexpensive to make, costing only $200,000, The Most Dangerous Game made more profit for RKO than the very expensive King Kong did.

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  1. A suspenseful adventure movie with many overtones of King Kong including the opening scene with a view of the door knocker, movie set, and film characters. It was pleasurable to see Joel McCrea on the screen again. One of the movies I enjoyed seeing Joel McCrea in was the 1962 western, “Ride The High Country” in which Joel starred with Randolph Scott and was directed by Sam Peckinpah. Joel McCrea’s humanitarian effort to give back can be seen when one visits the Ventura County’s beautiful city of Thousand Oaks, California. Joel and his beautiful wife of 57 years, actress Frances Dee, built a monument to the future of mankind. Joel McCrea was one of the most respected and well liked actors of Hollywood. Joel McCrea was a man of character, value and self respect. Joel McCrea, and the qualities he possessed, are missed.

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